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|8 weeks 6 hours ago||Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa: 12||
Cranberry Jalapeño Salsa:
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Since we are all avid fans||
Since we are all avid fans (right down to our 2 year old daughter who was yelling "Go Peppers, Go Taco!" while eating dinner during the Rutgers game) we're having Family Day. We'll be taking our 3 kids to a corn maze, picking pumpkins, and enjoying some delicious fresh cider and doughnuts. There's nothing like fall in Michigan!
|19 weeks 1 day ago||Uh||
Edit: Apparently my 4 year old has figured out how to comment on MGoBlog...
|23 weeks 6 days ago||In a perfect world, just my||
In a perfect world, just my husband and I at home while the kids are napping. While we process losses differently (he doesn't want to talk about it and I do) we generally enjoy the game the same way. Unfortunately we often end up at my parents house because they have the full cable package while we only have Sling TV. And of course we want to raise our kids to be knowledgeable fans so they are usually watching with us. The other downside to being at my parents is that my dad is the type who yells after every play, either at a player, play call, or ref. Having grown up with it I'm used to it, but my poor husband, bless his heart, puts up with it like a trooper. The dentist thinks he grinds his teeth at night, but I'm pretty sure it only happens during games at my parent's house.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||MGoHusband, is that you?||
MGoHusband, is that you?
|24 weeks 1 day ago||I am currently a stay-at-home||
I am currently a stay-at-home mom with 2 (soon to be 3) kiddos so some of my personal interests are shelved for the time being, which is fine. If I were kid free I would say reading, kayaking, and cooking (which I still do, just not as inventively). Some things I am still able to do that I enjoy are giving piano lessons, working with middle schoolers at our church, and currently MGoHusband and I (but mostly MGoHusband) are renovating and flipping a large 1880's Victorian that we picked up for a song last year. Seeing the house slowly change over the past year has been extremely satisfying!
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I should try that sometime.||
I should try that sometime. I can mostly freehand it with the electric razor now. Not so much with my 4 year old though, that takes a lot of patience and Netflix.
|24 weeks 3 days ago||I've been cutting MGoHusband's hair since||
I've been cutting MGoHusband's hair since we first got married 8 years ago. Now I cut our son's hair too. The first time I cut my husband's hair after we got married I was terrified. Everything was going great until I went to trim the hair around his ears with the ear guard. I didn't realize I needed to lift the top half/unguarded part away from his hair and he ended up with a nice half circle around his ear cut almost down to the skin. It ended up having to be buzzed completely. I can't believe he let me cut his hair again after that! Thankfully I'm much more proficient these days.
|26 weeks 1 day ago||At this stage in life I don't really||
At this stage in life I don't really have much downtime to get out and exercise on my own. Oh who am I kidding, I probably wouldn't that much anyway. But I have spent the summer chasing my 2 and 4 year olds while pregnant (only 3 weeks to go now!). The constant movement and sweating in our non-air conditioned old Victorian with this crazy heat has resulted in only gaining 18lbs so I'm fine with that!
|26 weeks 5 days ago||Irv Sigler! He was the coach||
Irv Sigler! He was the coach at the high school in my hometown while I was in elementary school and early middle school. I had no idea he was a graduate assistant at Michigan, but that explains how the winged helmet came to my hometown team, and still persists almost 20 years after he left. I would say that, along with my parents who love Michigan football, his run of great teams in the 90's was one of the reasons I became so interested in football, choosing to actually sit and watch the games when I was young, rather than running around with all my other middle school friends. I like him even better now, if that's possible
Edited to add: Doh, I think this is the son of the coach I'm familiar with. I'm blaming this one on pregnancy brain.
|26 weeks 6 days ago||I went into labor 2.5 weeks early||
I went into labor 2.5 weeks early with baby #1. Since it was our first go around I didn't realize I was in labor (mostly because it was early) and I barely had time for an epidural. For a first baby he came blazing fast but he was perfect and we were euphoric.
Almost immediately I started to feel extremely weak and began to shake. I heard the tone of the doctor's voice change from jubilant and congratulatory to worried and then frantic. Calls were made and people began flooding in the room. I think at one point there were upwards of 20 people working around my bed. I had started to bleed out and they couldn't get it stopped. I could see my husband, looking scared, standing in the corner of the delivery room with our baby boy in his arms.
It was a very surreal moment as I almost seemed to view things from a place outside myself. It was at that point that I was fairly sure that I wasn't going to make it and I just really wanted to see my baby and hold my husband's hand. After what seemed like an eternity, but was probably only about 5 minutes, they tried one last ditch effort procedure to get the bleeding to stop before they rushed me to surgery. Thankfully it worked. I ended up losing over 50% of my blood and had to have several transfusions. I was told by several doctors and nurses that usually women in my situation don't make it. Also, thankfully I had opted to drive 40 minutes to Grand Rapids to deliver instead of delivering at the tiny hospital in my small hometown.
They never did figure out what caused the hemorrhage so needless to say I was a little nervous when I was nearing my due date with Baby #2. That labor and delivery went so unbelievably smoothly that we're headed into the homestretch of my pregnancy with Baby #3 due in early August.
I plan to spend most of my labor pouring over HTTV as currently my MGoHusband is reading it.
|41 weeks 5 days ago||And that's how you got the||
And that's how you got the nickname Whoopin Stick I'm guessing?
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Bingo! We're from West||
Bingo! We're from West Michigan and we normally love to go to the spring game. We were looking forward to taking our 4 year old son for the first time but being on a Friday night makes it almost impossible for us to get there by 6pm.
|42 weeks 1 day ago||Thanks! We decided to rent a||
Thanks! We decided to rent a car so we could see some things out of town if we wanted and those are great suggestions!
|42 weeks 2 days ago||Not technically spring break||
Not technically spring break as our kids aren't in school yet, but to celebrate my 30th birthday, and with baby #3 due to arrive in early August, the MGoHusband and I are taking a few days in early May and heading down to New Orleans without the kiddos. We've never been down there and are excited for a couple days away before we welcome our newest addition! While I'm here, any restaurant or sightseeing recommendations?
|46 weeks 1 day ago||I live between GR and Lansing||
I live between GR and Lansing and we've got 6" so far with no let up in sight until early morning. I went out to get groceries today (my normal day) and it was hands down worse than the death storm last week. I'm not sure if the county wasn't as prepared this week or what but we live on a main road in our town and I didn't see a plow until well after noon and the county just announced that as of 4pm they were only going to plow the interstate and state highways.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||105mph in a 2006 Ford Escape||
105mph in a 2006 Ford Escape on I-96/I-196 heading towards GR in the middle of the night. My husband was driving and I was in labor. We live about 45 minutes away from the hospital under normal conditions and made it in about 30 minutes that night. I'm pretty sure I yelled at him to go faster but that poor car was shaking pretty badly as it was.
|47 weeks 5 hours ago||Ha, once a decade is right. I||
Ha, once a decade is right. I love that show but it takes forever in between seasons. I saw an ad for the recent Christmas special back when I was pregnant with my daughter and realized that she would be almost 18 months old when it finally aired.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||It has been discussed several||
It has been discussed several times today, it's just buried deep in the Fish thread.
|50 weeks 6 days ago||We are due with #3 in August||
We are due with #3 in August and my husband is really hoping for Fielding or Fritz if it's a boy. I'm fine with either, and Fritz has the benefit of being his Grandpa's nickname.
|1 year 3 days ago||First of all congratulations||
First of all congratulations, it's always fun to find out that first time! I've seen a few perspectives from women, but thought I'd throw in my two cents as a currently pregnant lady:
1) Be kind to your wife! Being 10 weeks pregnant with our 3rd I know living with a pregnant woman isn't always easy. She will be going through crazy changes physically, emotionally, and even mentally and sometimes she will take those out on you and she will feel bad about it. So do sweet things for her. When I was pregnant with #2 my husband would drive out of his way to pick up my favorite ice cream indulgence that our local store no longer carried. With this one I've been terribly sick and my husband has stopped almost every night on his way home from work to pick up something that sounded good to me. It's such a small thing, but it means a lot. Also, if your wife is having lots of nausea/morning sickness tell her to ask her OB for samples of Diclegis. It's a relatively new anti-nausea medication specifically for pregnant women. Most insurance companies don't cover it yet, so ask for samples. It's worth it's weight in gold! I can't function without it right now.
2) If either you or your wife like to cook take a couple days to do a bunch of freezer meal cooking about 3 months before Baby is due. I did that with my second and between meals from friends and meals I had already cooked up and put in the freezer we didn't have to really cook for almost 10 weeks. It was beautiful!
3) Take a dry run to your hospital of choice about a month or so before Baby is due. Try to do it during peak traffic to, that way when the time arrives you'll know exactly where you are going. Also, feel free to speed the whole way, if you get pulled over you'll just end up getting a police escort. My husband loved being able to drive 100+ mph in the wee hours when we were enroute for Baby #1.
4) If you guys choose to go the breastfeeding route make sure you get a Boppy, that thing will be invaluable for your wife.
5) As long as your wife is feeling well take a Babymoon. Try to go mid to late 2nd trimester or early 3rd trimester as that's when she'll be feeling the best.
6) Enjoy the ride! It's crazy and beautiful and whole lot of fun!
|1 year 3 days ago||Ha, dairy bar! After seeing||
Ha, dairy bar! After seeing the plethora of "You won't ever sleep again" comments I figured there must not be a lot of breastfeeding MGoWives out there. My husband definitely gets a pretty regular amount of sleep because we chose to go the breastfeeding route.
|1 year 3 days ago||Agreed, a changing table||
Agreed, a changing table is a huge help! My father-in-law built a frame to fit a changing table pad and attached it to the top of the dresser we were going to use in the nursery. So it does double duty and we kept diapers and wipes in one of the drawers in the early months when there aren't a ton of clothes to cram in there.
|1 year 3 days ago||Ahhh yes, the trick baby||
Ahhh yes, the trick baby. We had one as well. Not only does it trick you into Baby #2, but it also tricks you into believing you're the best parent alive!
|1 year 4 days ago||It's probably taken from the||
It's probably taken from the screen-side camera. Doesn't that usually reverse the perspective of the picture?
|1 year 1 week ago||I'm not too far away from||
I'm not too far away from Rockford and I was thinking the same thing. If I slap a Rams decal on the back of my nice minivan I think I could be pretty obscure.
|1 year 1 week ago||Yeah, I think this is one||
Yeah, I think this is one of those ideas that's better in theory. Especially now that I'm crying all the time and soon to be sending my husband on midnight craving runs. But, on the bright side once he/she is born I'll know there are only a couple more weeks until the season starts. Maybe I'll save my HTTV for some light Labor & Delivery reading.
|1 year 2 weeks ago||So that explains it||
So that explains it, my husband must have been thinking the same thing! I'm due mid August with #3...
|1 year 8 weeks ago||I'll be there with my||
I'll be there with my husband! I surprised him with tickets for his 30th birthday. We've only been to non-conference games so we are ridiculously excited to be going, especially this year!!
|1 year 8 weeks ago||Ahh yes, it all makes sense||
Ahh yes, it all makes sense now. And I can't say that I blame them either. Maybe the snowman was a contingency plan in case of snow?